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Before rosaries were standardized in the late 16th century, they were a reflection of the individual who carried them. Often saint's metals, crosses, bells, shells, relics, holy water vials, pomanders, pilgrim badges and other items of spiritual significance were incorporated into the rosary. Extant rosaries and paternosters in museums show numerous items hanging from the bottom and/or a metal or object at each paternoster in a rosary.

Below we offer a selection of items to personalize your rosary or paternoster. Each one of our rosary accessories has a chain, lobster clasp or some other means of attachment so that it can easily be placed any where on your prayer beads. Let your unique spirit shine though your selections!


Glass Bottle
Holy Water Vial
Fill one of these glass containers with real holy water from a church's font or go on pilgrimage to obtain your supply. It could be filled with your favorite scented oil, gemstone chips or any other small object. We recommend that you seal the cork stopper with wax or epoxy if you don't want to lose any of the contents since they do open easily. Be warned!
RA1
Holy Water Vial
$3.00
Shape
Key to Heaven
A key is the symbol of St. Peter, so if he is your patron saint, you would carry one. It represents opening the lock of the gates to heaven. We will happily provide the key; you have ther privelege of providing the meaning! Style A is far right and Style C is far left.
RA2
Key to Heaven
$3.00
Pendant
Skulls
This bone skull (20x14mm) is the perfect reminder that death is coming and that our mortal life is not our ultimate goal. Or maybe it means, "live for today for tomorrow you may die!" Also, often used to represent those that we have lost and to remind us to pray for those souls. You decide its meaning and live by its symbol!
RA3
Bone Skull
$5.00
Tassel
Pomanders
Everyone believed that illiness was carried on the evil foul smelling airs and they were every where from open sewers running in the streets to unwashed bodies. Plus, the mind is easier to clear when a pleasant order is inhaled, allowing one to concentrate on their prayers and meditations. Fill with cloves or cinnamon sticks and hold it to your nose to protect your body and soul! Gold- plated Shell (20x17mm) and Box (14mm)
RA4
Filigree Pomander
$5.00
Shape


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Small Cross
A small cross with an onyx or jade stone in the center. Hangs from a chain and lobster claw for easy attachment.
RA5
Small Cross
$6.00
Stone
Relic Tube
This tube opens so that you can add your own personal relic. A rubber stopper holds the tube shut but it can be removed and you can make a loop with the extra length of the headpin. Hang a tassel or pendant of your choice from this loop.
RA6
Relic Tube
$8.00
Metal
Relic Bag

A small velveteen drawstring bag to hold your precious objects. Measures 2" X 2" and is available in black, red and blue
RA7
Relic Bags
$3.00
Color
Relic Pendant
A pendant with a hinge that opens the front glass section. A shallow indented back section will hold your relic or keepsake. Attach it to your rosary or hang it from a chain around your neck.
RA8
Relic Pendant
$10.00
Adjustable Ring - Bead Setting
A great ring style to use as a rosary hanger because you can use a bead that matches your rosary in the prong setting. It adjusts from size 6 to size 8. Available in plated silver only.
RA9A
Adjustable Ring Bead
$15.00
Stone
Adjustable Ring - Cabochon
This ring has a gemstone cabochon set in an ornate mounting. It adjusts from size 6 to size 8 with a tab to secure the size. Perfect to use for a rosary hanger or to give as a gift when you are unsure of the size! Pearls have round settings. Onyx and coral have oval settings.
RA9B
Adjustable Ring Cabochon
$20.00
Stone


PILGRIM BADGES

During the Middle Ages when pilgrimages to holy shrines were the vogue, the wearing of pilgrim's badges was widespread. The badges were sold as souvenirs and brought back as inexpensive popular gifts to those left at home. They were worn proudly (and boastfullly) by those who had been on a pilgrimage (and even those who had not, but pretended to go!) they were also bought from peddlers as good luck charms. Wear one pinned to your rosary tassel or attached by a chain. Great for hat embellishment as well!

Knight on Horseback

A brooch of a knight on horseback. These pewter pins are easy to bend so it is best to make the holes with a strong object first and then put the shank through the holes already made.
Be warned!

BC1
Knight on Horseback
$8.00

St. George Pendant

St. George fighting the dragon to defend the innocents is the Patron Saint of Soldiers. These pewter pilgrim badges are hand cast not mass produced!

BC2
St. George Pendant
NA

Small Saint Brooches



The shell is the symbol for St. James and the generic sign of a pilgrim. The wheel is the symbol for St. Catherine. These look great pinned to the tassel of a rosary!

BC3
Small Saint Brooch
$5.00
Design

St. Peter & St. Paul Pendant

St. Peter (Key) is the Guardian of the Gates of Heaven and St. Paul (Sword) is the Defender of the Faith. These two symbols are combined in this pewter pendant.

BC7
St. Peter & St. Paul Pendant
$6.00



Love Tokens



The token on the left is a unique arrangement of the word "amour" the Latin word for love is made of pewter and is a love token from the Netherlands. Give it to someone you love or wear it yourself to show you are full of it!

On the right is the Crowned M which stands for courtly love "Minne" or the Virgin Mary.

BC8
Love Token
$6.00
Design

Small Cleves Cross

Another version of the cross on the rosary of Catherine of Cleves. The rosary is found in the margin on a page of her book of hours. This one is made of pewter and has a red glass bead at the end of each arm.

BC9
Small Cleves Cross
NA

St. Barbara Pendant

St. Barbara is the patron saint of gunner and fireworks. For added safety, there is a small piece of coral branch hanging from the bottom that is protection from lightning! Made of pewter and comes with a 24" red cord in case you want to hang it around your neck.

BC10
St. Barbara Pendant
$18.00


Prideful Rooster

This pewter rooster seems to be proud of his feathers since he is holding a banner in his beak that reads, "Lok at me cockrel." You might not want this one on your rosary, but it looks great on a gothic hat with a long pheasant tail feather!

Tell us the color of feathers you want and we will supply them for free!
BC11
Prideful Rooster
NA

St. George Plume Holder

St. George, the Protector of Innocents and the Patron Saint of Soldiers is shown slaying the dragon in this pewter plume holder. Attach this brooch to your rosary tassel or on your hat!. It comes with small feathers of your choice of colors.

BC12
St. George Plume Holder
NA


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